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Improve your 16 to 19 study programme provision

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In collaboration with the Education and Training Foundation, we are offering subsidised training to help FE practitioners and training providers improve study programmes for 16-19 year olds.

Ofsted inspections often find that learners struggle to progress on study programmes, particularly at Level 2, with individual learner starting points not identified and tracking of progress over time ineffective, ultimately leading to students not achieving their potential.

By working closely with you and your colleagues we’ll identify your challenges with regard to how study programmes are planned, monitored and delivered, paying particular attention to:

  • How initial learner assessments are conducted
  • How progress is monitored
  • How learner difficulties are identified
  • How solutions are developed
  • How information is shared with colleagues

We will then develop a tailored intervention that will address the specific issues that have been identified; work with you to implement that intervention; support you through the initial delivery phase; review that phase with you and make any necessary adjustments.

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What’s the benefits of this approach?

  • Intervention designed by expert, Ofsted level inspectors targeting the specific issues you face
  • A built in trial period allowing you road test, with expert support, the intervention and identify any improvements
  • An opportunity to workshop the intervention and assess how it works in practice and tweak as necessary
  • Time to reflect on the impact of the programme, ensuring that issues are solved and learners are doing better as a result

Programme options

We have designed 3 strands that can be used as a basis for this programme in your organisation:

  • The tutorial development programme | view PDF
  • Stretch and challenge: enabling all learners to reach their potential | view PDF
  • Effective feedback and monitoring progress | view PDF

Who are Creative Education and what’s our pedigree for doing this?

This programme is being led by Creative Education with the Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN) as our critical delivery partner; between us we offer unparalleled experience of working successfully with learning providers to improve teaching standards and learner outcomes.

Creative Education

Creative Education provides training and consultancy services that are raising standards in thousands of schools and colleges across the country. Since 2014 we have been a significant part of the Education and Training Foundation’s response to the improvement of maths and English in further education, successfully delivering the English Enhancement Programme.

Currently we run two Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment regions on behalf of the Foundation and have created courses on formative lesson observations and expansive professional learning environments.

Adult Learning Improvement Network (ALIN)

ALIN is an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of work undertaken by education and training providers helping them to become high performing organisations. They have recently completed successful delivery of the Foundation study programme project maximising maths and English and bring with them invaluable knowledge of the 28 providers they worked with.

Expert Consultants

Sally Wootton

As Founding Director of the Further Education Tutorial Network, Sally has worked with Government and across the sector to promote the value of effective tutoring and its impact on learner retention, achievement and success. She contributes as a member of the ETF’s Expert Panel for Professional Standards and Workforce Development, works as an Additional Inspector for the Learning and Skills sector and developed the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring.

Ian Grayling

Over the last 32 years, Ian has taught in every part of the Lifelong Learning sector and trained teachers, trainers, assessors, coaches and mentors in each of those contexts. Since 2007, Ian has led a significant number, of high profile improvement projects for QIA, IfL, LSIS and now the Education and Training Foundation, initially as the director of emCETT and, now its successor organisation, the CETTacademy.
Delivery on the ground will be undertaken by our pool of expert consultants who will be either current or previous Ofsted inspectors, or equivalents.

Get in touch

Call our FE team on 020 8253 8238 to discuss your requirements. This training is designed to be delivered in-house for a minimum of 12 members of staff.

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